IMO : 9192363
Build : 2002 by Ficantieri, Monfalcone, Italy, nr 6051
A lot of people who know say that all the cruiseships that are build in the last couple of years very much look alike and are in principle just hugh apartment buildings floating in the sea, coupled to some necessary appliances that actually make it a ship. During the design of this ship some people must have thought to make this ship a bit more special than all the others floating around.
So what did they do: They gave it a hugh bridge with black tainted windows on the front so it looks like its wearing waaaay too large sunglasses, Like that Jordi LaForge character from Star Trek TNG, but on stilts.
And on the stern they gave it a big hugh handle, like a superlarge briefcase! Samsonite: eat this!!
No, seriously, what were those guys thinking??
And I have found another one in this genre!! Actually there are more vessels out there looking like the one above, must be some kind of standard-design but the one below has some extra added nonsense.
On first sight she looks the same as the Star Princess of above but there are 2 distinctive differences:
A) She got some strange looking horizontal pipes hanging of her funnel surrounding thing which have no apparent function: jet-engines?? air-scoops?? look-out points?? I have no clue……but to stay in the Star Trek mood: they must be the Warp-drives!!
B) They moved the handle on the stern to a less ergonomically position.
And as a small bonus I present to you the vessel which Mc Ovronnaz mentioned in the comments below:
He/She thinks it’s gorgeous but I’ll leave it up to you personally to make up your own mind about it.